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Raura mountain range

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Peak  Yarupac
Length  20 km (12 mi) N-S
Country  Peru
Elevation  5,685 m (18,652 ft)
State/Province  Huánuco, Lima, Pasco
Parent range  Andes
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Similar  Yerupajá, Rondoy, Siula Grande, Artesonraju, Churup

Raura (possibly from Quechua rawra gravel) is a mountain range located in the Andes of Peru, on the boundaries of the regions of Huánuco, Lima and Pasco. It extends between 10°21' and 10°31'S and 76°41' and 76°50'W for about 20 km. It lies a few kilometres southeast of Huayhuash mountain range.

Contents

Map of Cordillera Raura, Peru

Mountains

The highest mountain in the range is Yarupac at 5,685 metres (18,652 ft). Other mountains are listed below:

Lakes

Some of the largest lakes of the range are Patarqucha, T'inkiqucha and Waskhaqucha.

Glaciers

Notable glaciated areas in this range are: Leon Huaccanan-Azuljanka, which is a plateau of 10 km. long and 2½ km. wide that rises eastward, to a steep cliff in its eastern margin; a tiny ice plateau at the union of the Yarupac-Torre de Cristal ridges; and finally mount Santa Rosa which has the most of the remaining glacier ice. Permanent snow begins at about 5000m in the northern and central parts of the range.

Environmental issues

This mountain range has a bad conservation status because of mining activity in the area and the ongoing glacier retreat due to climate change. Explosions and pollution of lakes are important disturbances to the local ecosystem caused by mining activity. There are also abandoned facilities of other mining companies in the area.

References

Raura mountain range Wikipedia


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